Research at the Institute of Technical Chemistry is mainly related to technical polymer chemistry with a special focus on sustainability aspects. Important topics are detailed modeling of polymerization processes to identify and optimize conditions giving access to tailor-made polymers, preparation of polymer electrolyte membranes being essential for energy storage or fuel cell applications, and the use of supercritical CO2 as a reaction and process medium. In addition, we are interested in synthesis under technically relevant conditions, characterization, and applications of fluoropolymers.
Poster prize of the MACRO2022 conference
The poster entitled "Modeling Semi-Batch Vinyl Acetate Polymerization Processes" of Dr. Marco Drache and Andreas Feuerpfeil was awarded a poster prize at the 49th World Polymer Congress - MACRO 2022 in Winnipeg/Canada.
Open position: Junior Professorship (tenure track to W2)
Junior Professorship "Sustainable Polymer Materials"